Report of survey on getting to outpatient appointments published

Local people have told Healthwatch what they think about the location of outpatient appointments and tests. 205 people responded to the survey asking about how people travelled to outpatient appointments at hospitals and what impact different locations would have.

Healthwatch findings included:

  • Respondents expressed a preference to attend a hospital within Coventry
  • Choice of day/time of appointment and the ability to see a specific Dr/consultant team were also considered very important
  • The most important factors when choosing a hospital to attend for an outpatient appointment were the shortest waiting times, very closely followed by close to where you live. Access by public transport was also seen as important.

Read the report at